Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-45-21-1

Sec. 1 . (a) As used in this section, “blood” has the meaning set forth in IC 16-41-12-2.5 .

(b) A person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally donates, sells, or transfers blood or semen for artificial insemination (as defined in IC 16-41-14-2 ) that contains the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) commits transferring contaminated body fluids, a Level 5 felony.

(c) However, the offense under subsection (b) is a Level 3 felony if it results in the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to any person other than the defendant.

(d) This section does not apply to:

(1) a person who, for reasons of privacy, donates, sells, or transfers blood at a blood center (as defined in IC 16-41-12-3 ) after the person has notified the blood center that the blood must be disposed of and may not be used for any purpose;

(2) a person who transfers blood, semen, or another body fluid that contains the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) for research purposes;  or

(3) a person who is an autologous blood donor for stem cell transplantation.


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